Seattle-based band Charlie and the Rays, comprised of sisters Rebecca and Jordan Stobbe and childhood friend Gracia Bridges, meld traditional folk with contemporary rock. Forming as buskers on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle, they played covers of their inspirations including Peter, Paul, and Mary and The Everly Brothers. The band highlights powerful female vocal harmonies, exuberant guitar licks and McCartney-esque basslines, creating a new take on a classic sound. With an innate awareness and desire for political involvement and social equality, their music not only holds the intimacy of traditional love songs, but much of their music also bears an uplifting sense of revolution.
The band has been featured at Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle and toured extensively and will be touring in support of their new album this summer.